"If u want the best blu ray get this Oppo"5.0 starson by simplemind123
Pros: Plays every blu-ray and DVD--no exceptions.
Plays virtually every avi, mkv, mpg, etc.
Very fast loading time.
Unboxing experience is unlike any other CE device.
Bottom line: you get what you pay for.
Cons: It freezes very rarely on an avi file (but never on a disc).
Summary: Everything about this product screams quality. From the way it is packaged to the way it is built, the Oppo is first rate. I might sound like a shill for the company, but trust me, I don't work for Oppo and I paid full price for my blu-ray player from the company.
I tried a Samsung BDP2550 and it had all kinds of problems--I wrote to the head of Samsung North America, Tim Baxter and he ignored me. I tried an LG BD390 and it had problems and the WiFi didn't work.
Oppo costs more but you get a quality HDMI cable (which alone could cost you $50), and you get a hassle-free high-quality deck. What is that worth in peace of mind?
Buy this deck if you want the best at a reasonable price. Oppo cares about its customers, unlike Samsung...